|MB Austin, with filmmakers|
When rail and steamships made the Grand Tour less grand but accessible to (gasp) middle class travelers and even (double gasp) women (chaperoned, of course), many formalities were abandoned but the role of cicerone endured.
How else might one travel to foreign lands without undue peril to life, livelihood, and appetite? Only a heedless adventurer would assume such an approach. Ridiculous! Unreasonable! Unseemly.
So naturally I could not resist.
And now I offer my humble services as you launch your own expedition through the marvelous worlds of steampunk.
Periodically, experts in various fields (zoology, anthropology, horticulture, ethno-musicology, linguistics, vampirology, and the like) will join us.
When they are not at hand, we can always call upon our Traveling Companions (note the list in your right-hand column) for a spot of advice. We are, after all, in very good company!